Youth WCM scheduled for 12/30 & 31/17 T Zaitseva vs A Holmes

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Youth WCM scheduled for 12/30 & 31/17 T Zaitseva vs A Holmes

Postby JR Smith on Sun Dec 10, 2017 9:12 am

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Re: Youth WCM scheduled for 12/30 & 31/17 T Zaitseva vs A Ho

Postby George Hay on Sun Dec 10, 2017 1:18 pm

Go Alex Holmes!
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Re: Youth WCM scheduled for 12/30 & 31/17 T Zaitseva vs A Ho

Postby rich beckwith on Sun Dec 10, 2017 9:44 pm

Thanks to JR for the post. This match idea came together recently and quickly, but it will be opportunity for Alex Holmes to challenge while Ms. Zaitseva is still age-eligible (she is about to turn 20).
I will send $300 from ACF and a donation from myself to Charles Walker. More donations are needed and can be made on-line at ACF Store under the "Dream Young" Donation button
http://www.usacheckers.com/store/index. ... uct_id=108
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Re: Youth WCM scheduled for 12/30 & 31/17 T Zaitseva vs A Ho

Postby Alex_Moiseyev on Wed Dec 20, 2017 9:13 pm

The last news I heard - Tetiana recently got visa to USA and plans to arrive around December 26 depends on tickets availability.

This match will be fun for everyone and nice end of 2017 year.

I am afraid to bet on anyone. Both title contenders are fine players with their strengths and weaknesses. Let's see how it goes ...

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Re: Youth WCM scheduled for 12/30 & 31/17 T Zaitseva vs A Ho

Postby Richard Marlowe on Sat Dec 30, 2017 11:37 am

Good luck to both players today and tomorrow! Anybody going to be providing updates on FB or here?
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Re: Youth WCM scheduled for 12/30 & 31/17 T Zaitseva vs A Ho

Postby Alex_Moiseyev on Sat Dec 30, 2017 2:15 pm

From V. Lapin PM on Facebook: after 4 games Alex won 2 games, Tetiana won 1 game and 1 draw. Alex got a lead.

They should play 4 more games today and 8 tomorrow. In total 16 games.

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Re: Youth WCM scheduled for 12/30 & 31/17 T Zaitseva vs A Ho

Postby Alex_Moiseyev on Sat Dec 30, 2017 3:59 pm

Evening session - Alex won 3 games and 1 draw. Total score after 8 games 5-1-2 (12-4) in Alex favor. Looks like Tetiana underestimate him or didn't prepare well.

Alex is doing exceptionally well in this match (so far) and I am so glad we have him as youth on USA team for upcoming match USA vs Italy, April 20-26 2018 in Rome.

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Re: Youth WCM scheduled for 12/30 & 31/17 T Zaitseva vs A Ho

Postby Richard Marlowe on Sat Dec 30, 2017 7:46 pm

Thanks for the update! Keep it up Alex!
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Re: Youth WCM scheduled for 12/30 & 31/17 T Zaitseva vs A Ho

Postby Alex_Moiseyev on Sun Dec 31, 2017 3:22 pm

Today Alex won 1 game and 3 draws. Final score: 6-1-5 (17-7). Alex won Match and title of Youth World Champion 2017-2018.

Congratulations to Alex for winning title and Tetiana for demonstrating warrior spirit and fighting skills !

I hope they recorded all games and soon we all can enjoy to observe and study them.

Happy New Year to everyone !!

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Re: Youth WCM scheduled for 12/30 & 31/17 T Zaitseva vs A Ho

Postby Michael Holmes on Mon Jan 01, 2018 1:11 am

Congrats to Alex Holmes! Both players were composed and played at an extremely high level. Congrats to Tonya (Tetiana) as well. Both champions showed the spirit of fighting and the high caliber of play you expect from world champions.
Alex vs Tanya draw.
1. 11-15 22-18 2. 15x22 25x18 3. 8-11 29-25 4. 11-16 24-19 5. 10-14 28-24 6. 16-20 19-15
{ After the match was over Alex told me he saw the Fife type shot and chose not to take it.}
7. 4-8 25-22 8. 7-11 22-17 9. 11-16 17x10 10. 16-19 23x16 11. 12x28 26-22 12. 9-14 18x9
13. 5x14 27-23 14. 20-24 22-17 15. 8-12 23-19 16. 14-18 17-14 17. 18-23 15-11 18. 6x15
19x10 19. 23-27 32x23 20. 28-32 21-17 21. 32-27 23-18 22. 27-23 31-26 23. 2-6 26x19 24.
6x22 draw. This was game 11 in the match.
The match was covered in the Hattiesburg American Paper Sunday Morning...see pictures at hattiesburgamerican.com

I saw many amazing games in this match.
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Re: Youth WCM scheduled for 12/30 & 31/17 T Zaitseva vs A Ho

Postby George Hay on Mon Jan 01, 2018 9:32 am

Congratulations to Alex Holmes in winning the battle of the Youth Freestyle World Champions, Six Wins, One Loss, with Five Drawn Games. The best of 16 Games was completed in 12 games. The final score is 17-7 based on two points for a won game, and one point for a drawn game. Alex reclaims the Crown that he first won in Barbados in October 2013. Congratulations to Tetiana Zaitseva who fought the good fight in this December match, and won the WCDF Youth GAYP World Championship Match in August 2017 at the same venue as the current match, the International Checker Hall of Fame in Petal, Mississippi, USA. Special Thanx to Charles Walker of ICHF for hosting both events.

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Re: Youth WCM scheduled for 12/30 & 31/17 T Zaitseva vs A Ho

Postby jeff webster on Tue Jan 09, 2018 5:07 pm

Congrats to Alex, well done !
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Re: Youth WCM scheduled for 12/30 & 31/17 T Zaitseva vs A Ho

Postby Russian GM on Sat Jan 20, 2018 8:28 pm

Hello! In game 11 14...22-17? ( 30-26 A.Moiseyv "SIXTH"pg.263 L2 or 23-19 =)15.2-7! Alex had wining position.
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